Jan. 31, 2009
WACO, Texas - The fourth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team won the first two doubles matches, and won four straight singles matches to down No. 62 Princeton, 5-0, in the first round of the ITA National Indoor Qualifier on Saturday afternoon at the Baylor Tennis Center.
With the win, Baylor advances to the second round of play. The Lady Bears will face No. 61 Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon with the winner advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championships beginning Feb. 12 in Madison, Wis.
"Princeton is a great opponent for us to open our spring season," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "They put the ball in the court and they really make you play. We didn't have the best day serving, but it is always good to win when you aren't playing your best."
Baylor opened the match as the third-ranked doubles team of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi defeated Hilary Bartlett and Lauren McHale, 8-2, on court one. Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk secured the doubles point for the Lady Bears with an 8-4 win on court two over Blakely Ashley and Rachel Saiontz.
Following doubles play, Baylor was late returning to the court following the 10-minute halftime and was assessed a lateness penalty of one game in each of the six singles matches, and Providence was awarded the first serve in each match.
Nina Secerbegovic was the first off the singles court despite going to three sets. The freshman dropped her opening set 6-2, but rallied for a 2-6, 6-0, 6-0 win in her first collegiate dual match. Broosova extended her dual-match winning streak to 20 straight wins with a 7-5, 6-4 win on court three over Melissa Saiontz.
No. 19 Taylor Ormond secured the win for Baylor with a 6-2, 6-3 win on court one over No. 74 Lauren McHale. No. 65 Jelena Stanivuk also won her singles match, a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Rebecca Parks.
With the win Baylor advances to the second round of action in the ITA National Indoor Qualifier. The Lady Bears will face Virginia Tech, a 7-0 winner over Iowa in the day's first match.